- RFID Motivates Schoolkids to Bike It
An RFID-enabled Freikometer measures the number of times students pedal to school.
- ODIN Report Reveals EPC RFID's Effectiveness for Tracking IT Assets
The company scientifically tested seven EPC Gen 2 RFID tags suitable for IT asset tracking, and analyzed five use cases, including employing the technology to manage memory cards.
- Motorola Integrates RTLS, RFID with Wireless Platform
Motorola announced its Wi-Fi Next Generation (Wi-NG) wireless LAN architecture now supports RTLS. RTLS functionality has been integrated into Motorola's wireless LAN switches, and the company developed location software that also supports passive UHF RFID technology.
- Startup Offers 'Fail-safe' RFID Race-Timing System
Using ruggedized EPC Gen 2 tags and redundant components, the company says it has created an affordable, reliable system for timing many different events, from canoe races to triathlons.
- Kentucky, West Virginia Mines Try RFID Combined With Telecommunications
To improve safety, the mines are adopting or testing systems that use Axcess International's active RFID tags and readers, integrated with communications technologies from Tunnel Radio or Foundation Telecommunications Inc.
- Manufacturer to Track Half a Million Gas Cylinders
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. is using passive RFID tags to automate its bottling and distribution process, and to prevent the illegal diversion of its products.
- Navy, Marines Track Assets on Oahu
Military warehouses at Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay are using EPC Gen 2 RFID to track inbound and outbound supplies and equipment.
- Zebra Unveils Wearable RFID Printer-Encoder
The mobile device encodes EPC Gen 2 tags and supports both thermal transfer and direct thermal printing technologies.
- University Students Create a Virtual RFID-enabled Hospital
The group has created the facility in Second Life, a 3-D online world. The goal is to provide a way for health-care organizations to test RFID implementations prior to physical deployment.
- Taiwanese Company Unveils EPC Gen 2 Chip With 128-kbit Memory
Favite says tags made with the IC will be available in early 2009, and that its RFID interrogator module supports the chip's large memory size.
- Eyewear Retailer Finds RFID Helps It See Its Merchandise More Clearly
Santa Fe Optical applies EPC tags to all of the frames it sells, helping it to eliminate shoplifting and streamline inventory management.
- RFID Benchmark Tests Prove Positive for IT Asset Tracking
A new benchmark test report says passive UHF RFID tags and readers can perform very effectively to track IT assets in data centers and other environments. The tests also found major performance discrepancies among tags and readers, so good performance and system success cannot be taken for granted.
- Indian Mine Monitors Workers and Toxic Gases
PervCom's active 2.4 GHz RFID tags, attached to cap lamps, track miners' locations and contain sensors for measuring temperature, humidity and air quality.
- EPCIS Technology Improves Visibility for North Sea Oil Service and Supply Companies
An EPCIS-compliant system from Spartan Solutions Services is enabling Swire Oilfield Services and Aker Solutions to share data regarding the whereabouts of their equipment and containers.
- RFID Helps Manage Product Inspections
PeakWorks, a provider of safety harnesses, is using radio frequency identification to better manage the process of inspecting equipment critical to protecting employees working at heights.